The Malmsbury Youth Training Centre was established by the state government in 1965. In 2018, it is known as the Malmsbury Youth Justice Precinct. Malmsbury is primarily for males aged 18 to 20 serving a Youth Justice Centre order.
During the mid 1970s the dormitory style accommodation at Malmsbury was converted to smaller units with bedroom accommodation. This increased the options for treatment available in the Centre.
When the Langi Kal Kal youth training centre was closed in March 1993, Malmsbury became Victoria's main Youth Training Centre for 17 to 20 year old offenders.
In 1994 a major redevelopment of Malmsbury commenced. The redevelopment improved the centre's safety, security and program capacity for 17 to 21 year old young male offenders. The new 75 bed centre at Malmsbury was opened in December 1997.
Sources used to compile this entry: James Jenkinson Consulting, Guide to out-of-home care services 1940-2000 - Volume One: Agency Descriptions, Department of Human Services, Unpublished, November 2001, https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/DHS.3004.011.0367.pdf; Ombudsman Victoria, Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001: investigation into conditions at the Melbourne Youth Justice Precinct, October 2010, https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPARL2006-10No388.pdf.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 17 March 2009, Last modified: 25 October 2018